In this short documentary, fourteen people across the world reveal their unique connection to water. We the Bathers holds up an intimate lens to a series of disparate lives, leading us to consider how our bathing rituals might be shaped by our identities.
Through a startling juxtaposition of stories from a grieving East Londoner, to a Sicilian sex worker, to a Japanese Buddhist monk, each person is given a platform to speak candidly about their experiences without restraint. Water is life.
Viewers are advised that We the Bathers joins people in their most private moments and therefore contains scenes of a sensitive nature and are partial to full nudity.
Directed by Phoebe Arnstein
Produced by Annex films
Commissioned by Lush
Director Phoebe Arnstein
Producer Basil Stephens
Associate Producers Danielle Smith-Rewse & Natasha Jarvis
Field Producers Takane Oura, Tabs Breese & Andrea Gambadoro
Executive Producer Jack Constatine
Executive Producer Support & PR Hannah Johnston-Cree
Creative Leads Tom Griffiths & David Eveleigh-Evans
Creative Alek Lewin
Producer Vaia Ikonomou
Cinematographer Amelia Hazlerigg
Sound Recordists James Smith-Rewse, Mamoru Kawaji & Max McNeilly
Editor James Smith-Rewse
Colourist Tim Smith @ Cheat
Composer Richard Atkinson @ Mcasso
Audio Post Production Tom Martin @ Mcasso
Titles Erik Hedman